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Wild Florida Announces Additional New Wildlife at Gator Park
Wild Florida in Kenansville, Fla. has acquired a new addition to their wildlife park in the way of an Umbrella Cockatoo named Powder.
By: Wild Florida
Powder is an 18-year-old Umbrella Cockatoo that joined Wild Florida two years ago.
Umbrella Cockatoos can live up to 80 years or more in captivity and when properly cared for, they can grow up to about 24 inches in length from the beak to the tip of their tail feathers. Known as being gentle, docile and sweet-tempered animals by nature, this makes them a good addition to the Wild Florida gator and wildlife park.
Janice Brooks and her family owned Powder since he was eight weeks old back in 1997. When her husband Skip passed away in 2011, Powder didn’t take it very well. As a result, he started picking his feathers and developing some behavioral issues. Brooks knew she needed to find Powder a new home.
“I’m happy to report that Powder is living in a large, beautiful aviary at Wild Florida, and is having the time of his life,” says Brooks. “His feathers never grew back but he’s happy, healthy and thriving. I visited him on my birthday and it warmed my heart to see him again.”
Powder was ecstatic to see his owner once again, and is enjoying his new environment with his feathered friends.
“Powder is a great addition to the park as we continue to grow and enhance our experience for all of our visitors,” mentions Sam Haught, co-founder of Wild Florida. “We are working hard to continue to expand our park, so that our visitors can experience not only an amazing and unique airboat experience, but also getting to see Florida as it is in its natural environment.”
Wild Florida offers daily and annual gator park passes, which can be purchased online at www.wildfloridairboats.com/
About Wild Florida
When it comes to airboat experiences and gators, there is simply no comparison to Wild Florida. Just a short drive from the Orlando and Disney area, Wild Florida offers a beautiful day, relaxing sunset and exciting night tours that guests of all ages will love. Travel deep into the protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades and get an in-depth look at the gators, birds, eagles, trees and plants that can be found in the beautiful wetlands.